Big pike are big topic; few know Esox lucius better than speaker coming to New London

Northern pike are a valuable resource, and provide lots of fishing excitement.

Anyone who has spent time fishing has favorite stories to tell about northern pike. The best stories are inevitably about the biggest of them.

Yet it’s no secret that the big ones are ever harder to find.

We have a unique opportunity to learn about northern pike- and what we can do to keep the big ones in our waters- when Rodney Pierce comes to New London. He will be speaking at 6:30 p.m. on March 21 at the New London Senior Center. He is coming as a guest of the West Central Chapter of the Minnesota Darkhouse Anglers Association in cooperation with the Spicer Area Fisheries office of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The public is invited. 

Pierce is the author of the recently published book, “Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation and Management History.’’ Based at the DNR’s fisheries office in Grand Rapids, he has focused much of his career with the department on the scientific analysis of northern pike and our management of them.

The Darkhouse Association is hoping for a good discussion, and will be allowing plenty of time for questions.

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